Buffalo HarborCenter | Buffalo Sabres practice hockey arena

Buffalo, NY

Schaefer was the Specialty Engineer of Record and collaborated with a wood supplier to design glulam and steel composite trusses that span over the 28,000 sq ft Buffalo Sabres practice hockey arena. A total of eight trusses spaced 28.5 ft apart support the roof structure; the clear span is 140 ft. The top chord of each truss is approximately 31 in x 31 in glulam beams while the bottom chords are HSS 10x10 to allow for a more airy feel to the arena. This wood roof structure did not raise the construction cost in comparison to the originally designed steel frame structure.

The 1,800-seat practice hockey arena is part of the larger development, HarborCenter, a mixed-use development.

Version History
  • Project uploaded by Kristin DeBord on 04-03-2023
  • Project last updated by WoodWorks on 06-06-2023
Project Details
  • Year Built

    2014

  • Number Of Stories

    1

  • Bldg system

    Mass Timber

  • Sq. Meters

    2,601

  • Construction Type:

    I-A

  • Building Type:

    Assembly (Worship, Restaurant, Theater)

  • Material Types:

    Mass Timber
    Glue-Laminated Timber (GLT or glulam)
    Heavy Timber Decking
    Hybrid (wood with steel or concrete)
    Fasteners / Hardware

Version History
  • Project uploaded by Kristin DeBord on 04-03-2023
  • Project last updated by WoodWorks on 06-06-2023
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